Ballet News - May 2013

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SUMMIT INVITATIONAL AT THE RITZ, MAY 28TH

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The 2013 Invitational class has their final performance at the Ritz Theater on Tuesday, May 28th. The event starts at 6pm with a reception and auction preview showcasing such items as Twins Tickets, a Chelsea Rowe photo shoot, private lessons, and more. The performance will begin at 7pm and will include Concerto by Penny Freeh and new works by Claire Goltz, Makenzie Severud, and Sarah Sneltjes. In addition, we will present “Keep Moving” a dance for camera piece featuring many of our former dancers by alum Austen Brown. The evening will conclude with a dessert reception. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at www.ritzdolls.com or at 612-436-1129.

MORNING OPEN BALLET CLASSES

This summer, the morning ballet classes will be available June 24th-27th and July 8th-25th.
The schedule is as follows:

Ballet Technique 6th grade on up: Monday-Thursday from 9-10:30am
Ballet Technique 3rd-5th grade: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am
Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe: Mondays from 10:45-11:15am
Intermediate/Advanced Pointe: Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45am
Boy’s Ballet: Tuesdays from 11:30-Noon
(Please take a technique class prior to the Pointe classes, and Boy’s Ballet class.)

Costs for the open classes are as follows:
30 minute class $10
45-60 minute class $12
75-90minute class $14

SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVE

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The SDS Ballet Intensive will be held August 12th through August 16th from 9:00am-1:00pm. The intensive is open to students ages 8-13 who have participated in ballet classes for at least 2 years. Cost for the week is $220 with $50 due at registration. Please use this Registration form or pick one up at the front desk.

POINTE EVALUATIONS

Our next pointe evaluation will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd starting at 7:00pm. Dancers who will be turning 11 by August 31, 2013, may be evaluated. Dancers will be evaluated on a first come/first serve basis and they should be dressed in their ballet clothing. For those dancers turning 11 in the fall, please take the summer pre-pointe class in preparation for your evaluation in August.

SAVE THE DATE!

The 6th annual Minnesota Dance Medicine Conference is scheduled for Sunday, August 18th at the Cowles Center.
For more information and registration, go to
http://www.mndancemed.org/education-events/mdmf-annual-conference/




SUMMIT DANCE SHOPPE
CLASSICAL BALLET PROGRAM

The ballet program at SDS has a two-fold emphasis.  The first is to support and train our students involved in competitive dance.   The second is to provide the West Metro community with an excellent ballet program-one that provides the highest quality ballet training in a nurturing environment.  SDS offers classes in ballet, pointe, and men’s/boy’s ballet, and we provide performing opportunities through the Summit Ballet Theatre.  In addition, SDS provides an intensive training program (the Invitational) for high school students interested in pursuing a career in dance.

The SDS Ballet program is directed by Linda Muir Finney, who holds a B. F. A. and M. F. A. in ballet from the University of Utah.  She has taught for over 25 years in a range of venues including professional ballet and modern companies, university dance major programs, local dance academies, and nationally recognized workshops and conventions.   For more information on our ballet program, please contact the studio.